Oh hi! Remember me? I'm the one that writes on this blog. Okay, maybe not so much as of late. I have been busy, sewing like crazy. I am working on several projects for a book. Not my own book, but a collaborative one, and the deadline is right around the corner. I'm enjoying the projects, but some days it is difficult to get much done with this little helper
getting into everything around:
Don't you love that smooshy face? :) Anyways, I've been squeezing a little knitting and sewing time in after the kids go to bed. That is our time to unwind and enjoy a little peace and quiet.
I learned how to knit while at the Sewing Summit a couple weeks ago, and I started this Honey Cowl. It wasn't looking so hot, so I decided to pull it out and start again. I like it much better now! I'm still pretty slow, but I feel like I'm getting better.
I had to make a cute little knitting bag, of course! I made this the other day using Jeni's really great tutorial. It is a quick and easy project, and it took less than an hour to make. Perfect for when you need some instant-gratification-kinda-sewing. That is a word, right?? I used this super cute bunting fabric paired with some fabric from Katie Jump Rope and DS Quilts. I've had a lot of questions about the fabric on Instagram and Flickr, so I took a picture of the cute selvedge in case you are curious.
I've also been stitching on some new fabric from Anna Maria's needleworks line. It is gorgeous! No big surprise there, right? I am working on a smaller piece now, and I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it yet. Maybe a zipper pouch? Needlebook? It is easier than regular cross stitch because you don't have to count stitches. One note if you do buy some - order a full yard! A half yard doesn't have all of the full designs on it.
Other than that, we are really enjoying fall here. Lots of costume shopping, beautiful scenery, and Pumpkin Spice Hersey Kisses. Which are amazing, by the way. Though my husband would disagree.... ;)
Hope you are well!
PS - Hope you don't mind all the Instagram photos! If you are in it, you can follow me @fussycut.